[chirp_users] Total Removal and reinstallation of Chirp

Jim Unroe
Tue Jun 12 16:23:50 PDT 2018

On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 8:14 AM, Dick Smith <w4rss at radioclub.org> wrote:
> I have downloaded and installed several versions of Chirp and now my laptop
> is totally
> confused. I have an older version that still works fine, but I'd like to get
> all of the
> files that relate to chirp, exclusive of the python files required, so I can
> load the
> latest version.
> Any advice.
> Dick

My understanding is that technically CHIRP does not need to be
installed. The installer version is basically for those that are used
to software being "installed". To see what I mean, all you have to do
is download the ZIP version, extract it to a convenient location, and
then double click the "chirpw" executable file to start CHIRP.

CHIRP also brings Python with it so there is no Python to install or remove.

So if you did install the installer version and you want to uninstall
it and make sure it is completely removed, I would do the following...

1 Use the Windows Add/Remove application to uninstall CHIRP.
2 Use the Windows file explorer to remove the CHIRP folder from the
"Program File" folder.
3 Use the Windows file explorer to remove the CHIRP folder from the
"Roaming" folder.

How to locate the "Roaming folder is explained in the "How To Report
Issues" document in the CHIRP wiki area.

There will then be no trace of CHIRP. But in your case I assume that
you want to install CHIRP again, In that case I would do the

1 same as above
2 same as above
3 delete or rename the "chirp.config" file located in the
"%APPDATA%\Roaming\CHIRP" folder.
4 install CHIRP using the latest CHIRP daily build installer


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